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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Trio of Sorcery by Mercedes Lackey

I had never read anything by Mercedes Lackey before, so I figured this collection of novellas would be a good place to start instead of jumping into a series.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing and how much I enjoyed the stories.  The three stories all featured a female protagonist who Read More…

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

There were some things that I liked about Anna Dressed in Blood.  It had an interesting concept and a well-developed plot.  The characters were better than most young adult novels that I have read, which often suffer from poor characterization.  But it also had some serious pitfalls which took away from my enjoyment of this Read More…

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King

Despite having read most of Stephen King’s works, it took me over two decades after its release to get to Gerald’s Game, and not until I first watched the adaptation on Netflix.  After watching the movie, it made me wonder how this could be a full length novel.  There just wasn’t enough material to make Read More…